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Is Elba wrong about the process? No. I’ve been on enough movie sets to know that building a massive world like Asgard – or any component of the Marvel universe – is a grueling task. But if Elba finds it so torturous, don’t do it.
Fans of the "big screen experience," the folks over at Marvel Studios are big on secrets and down on spoilers. Unfortunately, though, movie-goers tend to be so excited for their films the special details still constantly find their way out to the public. It's a part of the blockbuster movie industry at this point, but that doesn't mean Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director Joss Whedon isn't still disappointed whenever it happens.
The charm of Marvel Studios' Avengers movies is that they are actively bringing together a number of different franchises. The upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, however, needs to step up that game - in true sequel fashion - and that means ever more inner-connectivity and even more characters. Which is what brings us to this news...
Elba shared a story from the set of 2011's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, in which he appeared opposite the one and only Nic Cage. It turns out the premise of many a hackneyed sitcom is just how Cage lives his life:
Screen Gems and Sony made savvy use of its stars, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, asking them to tweet to entice fans to see No Good Deed. It might seem a simple thing, but analysts say this minimal effort made the $13 million thriller a big and almost instant hit.
Dominic West has confirmed that he will voice a character in Finding Dory alongside his fellow star of The Wire, Idris Elba. The two actors join the likes of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Dianne Keaton, Willem Dafoe, Alison Janney, Ty Burrell and Kaitlin Olson each of whom have already be announced for the hugely anticipated sequel. Finding Dory will finally hit cinemas in 2016, and will revolve around Dory's quest to reunited with her family.
If you drooled over Guy Ritchie's flashy adaptation Sherlock Holmes, be prepared to thrill over his next re-imagination of an English icon with Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Casting of the adventure has begun with a bang as Idris Elba is eyed for a role.
In the battle between the two in-development Jungle Book adaptations, it looks like Jon Favreau's has bested Ron Howard's in being the first to add to add an actor to the cast.Idris Elba is now in final negotiations to take the role of Shere Khan, the film's central villain in Favreau's take over at Disney.
Elba will headline as Jamal, a taxi driver who was previously a detainee at Guantanamo Bay. For her part, Rapace will portray Sarah, a sex worker who meets Jamal while fleeing from the merciless crime boss, Murphy, who Worthington is set to play. Sounding a little like Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, this cabbie and prostitute find an unexpected solace in each other's company
You’ve seen lovers come together on Valentine’s Day, Bill Murray’s life loop around itself in Groundhog Day, and sorority girls get slashed in Black Christmas. And now comes the day of remembrance movie you’ve all been waiting for: Bastille Day. Okay, so it’s more of a terrorist thriller than it is a holiday extravaganza, but we’re still pretty excited, because Idris Elba will be sitting at the head of the table having signed on to lead the film.
The past week has seen quite a bit of casting news, with some of the child actors signing on, and Josh Brolin starting negotiations to star. Brolin and the previously cast Bryce Dallas Howard will surely be joined by at least two or three more well-known names, seeing as how this is sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2015, and gigantic blockbusters are no stranger to British actor Idris Elba, who is rumored to be in talks with Universal and director Colin Trevorrow to join the film.
the Golden Globe-winning series that recently revealed its third and final season is being translated into a film that should appeal to fans of the series as well as those who haven’t yet come across it. (Those poor bastards!)
Mandela soon became an international symbol for political justice and determination, and watching Elba say, “My lord, it is not I but the government that should plead guilty,” I find myself wanting to stand up on a soapbox and preach a peaceful message to this huge cast of extras.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will follow Nelson Mandela's story from his childhood in the village of Mvezo to his history-making ascent to the presidency of South Africa in 1994. Speaking to its themes, the newly released UK teaser quotes Mandela's book...
With Pacific Rim in theaters on Friday, earlier this week I had the great opportunity to speak with the star about his latest film. Read on to find out how he made sure to make his character standout amongst all of the CGI, balancing his career between film and television, and how it was del Toro that really attracted him to the project in the first place.
When it was first announced that Sean Penn would be starring in a new action movie from the director of Taken called Prone Gunman, it sounded like a fairly funny idea. Recent developments, however, have changed our outlook on the project entirely. Last week we learned that Oscar-winner Javier Bardem had signed on for a role in the movie, which also underwent a title change (it's now called The Gunman).
The film will be directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) from a screenplay by William Nicholson. It will bite off a large chunk of Mandela’s life story, starting with his childhood in South Africa and tracing the man’s steps all the way to his election as the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
Political activist and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela has been portrayed a handful of times in cinema over the past few decades, most notably by Sidney Poitier, Dennis Haysbert, and the ever-serene Morgan Freeman. Next to take that mantle is British actor Idris Elba, who will hopefully bring to the role the simmering strength of his Stringer Bell character from HBO’s The Wire
Del Toro is one of Hollywood's most famous nerds, so it comes as no surprise to see all the nerdy influences that went into Pacific Rim, from naming the monsters Kaiju-- a common trope of Japanese movies and TV shows-- to basing the monster-fighters off Western heroes, right down to the sound of clinking spurs when our heroes strap into the robots
Rumors about Elba stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. Last fall, Elba confessed he was more than eager to take on the part, should it be offered. But unfortunately for fans that have come to adore him, no further news on that possibility has surfaced…until now.
Now that Paul Feig is set he's starting to line up cast members, and the roster is pretty impressive. The French film documents the relationship between a Caucasian quadriplegic and the African-American man from the projects hired to be his caretaker. The role of the male nurse won actor Omar Sy the French equivalent of the Oscar, and is considered a choice role for an American actor.
Today Ridley Scott's much anticipated Alien prequel Prometheus hits theaters, and already Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Pacific Rim is stealing a little of the sci-fi epic's thunder, unveiling a first look at the features' shared star, Idris Elba, in PR battle gear.
If you're like me, you need little urging to see anything associated with Guillermo Del Toro, the visionary filmmaker behind Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy. As soon as I heard about Del Toro's upcoming sci-fi epic Pacific Rim, I was on board on principle. Even when Del Toro is only producing pictures—say Splice or Don't Be Afraid of the Dark for instance—the results are usually visually striking enough to be worth my time, but when he's actually helming, audiences are assured something extraordinary, unlike they've ever seen before.
Harris may be best known for her supporting turn in the harrowing zombie thriller 28 Days Later…, though she's also made eye-catching appearances in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. She's a rising star and a compelling screen presence, so she appears to be a great match for the gravitas that Elba is sure to bring to the film. Chadwick however is a more curious choice
Penned by writer-director Aimee Lagos (96 Minutes), the feature focuses on a former district attorney who has walked away from her career in criminal prosecution to become a full-time (presumably single) mom. However, her home and children are threatened by a charming stranger smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. In short order, he drops his affable façade and terrorizes her and her two children, making them his hostages.